The Green Party
December 6, 2021
The Green Party (MP), usually the Green Party, is a political party in Sweden, formed in 1981. The party grew mainly from the environmental movement and the peace movement and was originally a reaction to the nuclear vote, bloc politics and what was perceived as lack of participatory democracy and equality in other parties. Its emergence was inspired by other green parties such as the German Die Grünen, which embraces the green ideology. The party's ballot papers state the party designation Miljöpartiet de gröna. The Green Party has a female and a male party leader, called spokespersons, who (since January 2021) are Märta Stenevi and Per Bolund. The party is the smallest in the Riksdag, with 16 seats out of 349, after receiving 4.41 percent of the votes in the 2018 parliamentary elections. In the 2019 European Parliament elections, the Green Party received 2 seats, after receiving 11.52 percent of the votes. In Parliament, the Green Party is part of the Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance (G / EFA). The party is a member of the European Green Party. The Green Party has its strongest support in the metropolitan regions of Stockholm and Gothenburg municipalities' parliamentary constituencies, among highly educated voters and among young women. The Social Democrats. In November 2021, the Green Party left the government co-operation as a result of the budget of the Moderates, Sweden Democrats and Christian Democrats in the Riksdag. Already in the election campaign ahead of the 2010 parliamentary elections, the party collaborated with the Social Democrats and the Left Party as the Red-Greens. In 2011, however, the party made a settlement on migration issues with the bourgeois Government Reinfeldt. Between 1998 and 2006, the Green Party had a parliamentary collaboration with the Social Democratic Government Persson and the Left Party.